Getting Started

Starting Your Martial Arts Training People are attracted to the Martial Arts for a wide variety of reason. Some want to be the next Bruce Lee, Jet Li, Chuck Norris or Helio Gracie. Some are looking for an energizing and stimulating workout that has practical applications. Some are the competitive type and are looking for a challenging sport to test their abilities. Others are looking for self-discipline, an Eastern approach to health improvement or spirituality. Still others are seeking a real-world solution to protecting themselves and their families in a violent world.

No one martial art is going to be right for everyone, and so the purpose of this article is to answer a few questions, give you an overview of what we teach at Samuel Puccio BJJ, and — if you think we have a good match — guide you through the next steps of beginning your martial arts training.

Which Martial Arts Are Right For Me?
Finding the right martial art for you depends on your goals and expectations. What do you want to do In your martial arts training, and what do you want to get out of it?

We teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you've ever watched a Mixed Martial Arts competition such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship or others, you've probably seen Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This system has proven so effective that it is now a standard part of nearly every MMA fighter's training. The training encompasses free-fighting, the clinch and ground-fighting applications.

You’ll find the training at Samuel Puccio BJJ to be a great workout, but with a focus that’s different from the more common “cardio kickboxing” classes. We concentrate on conditioning, endurance and drills to cultivate lightning-fast reflexes and sensitivity. As you train, you’ll find yourself toning up, slimming down and getting into “fighting” condition. There are a great many other benefits of our training, too. Click here for a more in-depth look at the advantages of martial arts training.

Try It On For Size
Probably the best way to see if Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is right for you is to come out, schedule your first lesson and talk with one of our instructors. Simply call ahead — 205-602-2608 — and set a time for your visit to make sure that an instructor will be available to spend some time with you one on one.

When you visit, wear clean, casual, loose-fitting clothes that you can move freely in. A T-shirt and sweat pants are great for your intro, hands-on lesson. If you have questions, you’re welcome to write them down and bring notes so that nothing gets forgotten.

We’ll be happy to give you a complete overview, explain the schedule and programs, and go over all of the available training options. We look forward to talking with you soon!

Class Location, Schedule and Prices

Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes, along with Judo and Mixed Martial Arts will be taught five days a week at our Southside Location in Birmingham, AL. We are located at 2501 7th Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35233. Please click the "Learn More" button below for the all-new schedule of Gi and No-Gi classes, as well as the MMA and Judo courses. Also, click here for pricing information and sign-up forms.